Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes – Reston Hospital Center

Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes – Reston Hospital Center


(uplifting music) – You know bariatric surgery has a very powerful effect on diabetes. And especially the gastric bypass. You know with a gastric bypass it has been shown to cure diabetes, meaning, produce a durable, lasting remission in more
than 80% of people who get it. With the gastric bypass 80% of the time, it cures diabetes, or
produces a durable remission. And weight loss surgery is the only thing that is known to do that. And if you know someone who has lived with diabetes for awhile, or if you’ve lived with it yourself then you know what the big deal that is, the notion that you can just be free of all of the problems
that diabetes entails, you know the daily finger sticks, the insulin needles, you know the constant
visits to every doctor, you know the retina doctor, the toe doctor, the kidney
doctor and so forth. It’s starting to be talked about more but it definitely is not talked about as much as it should be in my opinion. Obviously I believe in it which is why I’m a bariatric surgeon. (uplifting music)

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